Thursday, May 17, 2007

Settling in

Well, we're all moved in and getting boxes unpacked slowly. The last few weeks have been taken up with sorting things out, shopping, getting used to the new place etc.

We've also taken in a couple of airshows and a very splendid fly-in - pics in the usual place.

The new house is very nice. It's quite big too. However the garden is even bigger. It gets very dark at night; the nearest streetlights are not that close and hidden by trees. There are all manner of unfamiliar wildlife noises too.

Anyway, the rest of this is mainly pictures of things in our garden...

First up, the truck that brought all our furniture and boxes:

This is a Cardinal. We have several pairs that seem to inhabit the garden. This is a male - the female is a lot browner in colour. This isn't a great picture - in real life they are brighter red. They also seem to know when a camera is pointed at them so you don't get much of a chance to get the picture...

Here's a baby deer with its mother. I've only seen this the once, they showed up a couple of weeks ago but haven't been back since.

Flowers are in riotous bloom at the moment. Extra rain this Spring has brought them all out. Here's some Prickly Pear cactus flowers. These smell really nice too.

These are thistles of some kind with delicate white flowers. They seem to be very short lived bloomers; the flower patterns change each day. This one has a big green spider in it.

Here's an often-seen visitor :-) She has a couple of friends, too. I know she's a female because her friends made it very obvious the other day, ifyouknowwhatImean...

Here's an example of the roadsides in the area right now. The whole place is festooned with various flowers, most of them red or yellow, some purple, some yellow and black. They really light up the whole state with colour. The red ones here are Indian Blankets, not sure about the yellow ones.

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